Sridharan Narayanan

Global Head – Ports & Cargo Strategic Business Unit, Travel & Hospitality
Tata Consultancy Services

Sridharan Narayanan heads the Strategic Business Group at TCS that addresses solutions for Sea Ports, Railways and adjacency sectors. In his current role, he is responsible for driving business strategy, product management, sales, implementation, support as well as nurturing global executive client relationships.

Prior to this role, Sridharan was Global Delivery Head at CMC and responsible for delivery system integration projects for their international client base. Sridharan was instrumental in delivering some of the company’s most complex and successful client engagements including a comprehensive Intelligent Transport Systems solution for one of India’s leading Public transport organizations. Sridharan joined CMC in 2011 which later amalgamated into TCS in 2015, he has since, held several senior leadership positions, handling a multitude of delivery and operations management portfolios.

He graduated from University of Madras, India in 1991, with a bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Communications Engineering.


Achieving Automation in Smaller Terminals
Thursday 20th May 2021, 3:30PM – 4:30PM BST
With most terminals seeking to automate in the next 5 years, it is not just the larger terminals getting in on the action. Smaller Terminals are faced with unique challenges on their path to automation, such as funding, space and location constraints, a smaller workforce and a difficulty staying in operation while implementing large scale changes. The session will feature smaller terminals, their success with automation and the checklist for similar terminals embarking on their automation journey.

• Is there a strong business case for automation in smaller terminals? Has 2020 seen an improvement?
• The difficulty of implementing changes without harming business in the short-term.
• Which equipment is most appropriate for terminals with less space?
• The importance of terminal design in smaller terminals.